In Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v McAdie EAT/0268/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down an important decision dealing with the fairness of a dismissal where the employee was on long-term stress-related sick absence caused by bullying at work and the employer's mishandling of her grievance.
In Corr v IBC Vehicles  EWCA Civ 331 CA, the Court of Appeal holds that the widow of a man who committed suicide when severely depressed as a result of injuries sustained in a workplace accident was entitled to recover damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976
The Court of Appeal decision in Mark Hone v Six Continents Retail Ltd shows that, in stress cases, whether or not the employer has any knowledge of the employee's mental or physical health and medical history is no longer so important.
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